Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Slow Stitching and a Happy Independence Day!

Hope you all had a good weekend!  We spent a few days with family, and it was a much needed rest for my mind and soul.  We have been very careful, and will continue to protect our own heath as well as our communities health - but the need for some time with family was worth the traveling.  

The neighborhood kids had a parade for us to enjoy!  They did a lap around the block, led by a fire truck with lights flashing!  What fun!  After that we came back to the house and spent the afternoon being lazy and playing board games.  I worked on my stitching, and helped Jovi learn to do some basic stitching as well.
After hamburgers and potato salad we did some more stitching and watched a movie until it got dark.  We enjoyed some sparklers, then wandered down the street to watch the neighbors light fireworks for a while.  It was a nice and quiet day, yet festive and fun - just the kind of holiday I enjoy most!  Sunday was more stitching and relaxing.  I made my daughter an art apron using the linen I purchased for her birthday.  It only took me half a year to finally make it!

But this was finished during our drive home and one more evening of stitching.  I am thinking this will be a pillow cover, but we’ll see!

Since I am staying away from the shop this week, I’ll be working on quilting this and writing up the instructions.  I really love this pretty stripe, it makes a lovely quilt!

I have a few projects to work on this week of the non quilting variety, so I’m going to have to keep myself on task if I want to get anything on my quilt list  done.  It’s time to paint the stairwell, so lots of prep work to get done.  

Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing! 

1 comment:

Kate said...

Sounds like a fun and relaxing 4th of July. Love your patriotic cross stitch and your floral quilt is gorgeous.